Academy of Professional Barbers - Stylists
The APBS course is comprehensive and extensive.Some of the many curriculum topics are:
Hairstyling for Men and Women
Professional Ethics and Attitudes
Shop and Business Management
Physiology, Hair, Cell and Tissue Structure
Regulations and Licenses
Chemistry as it Applies to Barbering
Hair Structure and Hair Service - Hair Cutting, Scalp Massage, Shaving, Beard Trimming, Hygienic Care, Styling, Waving, Coloring, Wigs, Hair Replacement Systems and. ..much more.
The Academy employs some of the newest and most advanced teaching methods and techniques, the Scientific Educational System 2000 for Barber-Stylists (SES 2000). This system, developed by Pivot Point International, Inc., is comprised of six key elements which provide the student with a better understanding and awareness of the "hows" and "whys" of hair design and style. With separate focus on both ladie's and men's cutting, blow drying and finishing techniques the student is better prepared to meet their professional challenges.
How long is the course ?
To complete the 1200 hour curriculum takes about 32 weeks as a full- time student. The length of time required to complete the course on a part-time basis depends on the individual schedule established to complete the required 1200 hours. Students must maintain an 80% attendance rate.
The Academy program is five days a week, Tuesday through Saturday. The hours are:
Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday: 9:00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m.
Friday 9.00 am - 5.00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Part-time hours are also available. The State requires an attendance minimum of 20 hours a week. These students attend from 9:00 a.m.
to 2:00 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday.
When can I start?
Courses are given in a continuous cycle. A student will generally start on the first or third Tuesday of each month, assuming space is available. The actual start date may also vary dependent on seasonal holidays. What are the admission procedures for the program? The prospective student is required to request an interview with one of the administrators. A personal interview is conducted by the administrator to determine applicant's knowledge of the English language and the suitability of the prospective student. If the prospective student does not possess a high school diploma or GED, they are given the Barber-Styling Student Aptitude Entrance Exam and must score a 70% to be eligible for training. If the student's score falls below 70%, the prospective student is eligible for retesting after 30 days from the original test. The prospective student is given a tour of the facilities and an explanation of the rules and procedures. The prospective student is notified by mail or telephone if they are eligible for admission.